Recently I’ve been having an issue with very large menstrual clots and head hair thinning/falling out (which my research shows might both be a result of blood stasis). I have little menstrual flow aside from when I go to the restroom and pass the clots.
I also have short-ish cycles and I’m pretty sure it’s a luteal phase defect.
Whenever I take the suggested herbal formulas for the uterine blood stasis and warming formulas to help with the luteal phase defect, it seems I’m just getting more “hot” feeling, flashes, night sweats and then my period comes early (spotting day 22 or 23, then flow on day 25 or 26).
I also have to be careful about taking too much yin formulas, because I’ve had a tendency to dampness (weight gain, fatigue, loose stools) in the not distant past.
I don’t know what to do, I haven’t had much luck with local acupuncturists. I have nightmares almost every night now about my hair falling out and thinning worse. I really want to get that under control, and also the menstrual clotting and early periods, because it affects daily life. Any suggestions?